http://my.news.yahoo.com/maldives-re...161933843.htmlMalaysia may have to rope in the Maldives for help if it is true that the island nation's residents spotted the missing MH37O on the day it disappeared.
Local news site Haveeru Online reported on Tuesday that residents of Kuda Huvadhoo, a remote Maldives island in Dhaal Atoll saw a "low-flying jumbo jet" on the morning of March 8.
Coincidentally, Bahasa Malaysia newspaper Berita Harian also reported on Tuesday that investigators have found five airport runways, which included the Male International Airport in the Maldives, loaded in MH370 pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's homemade flight simulator.
Haveeru Online reported that several residents told the news site that they saw the plane at 6.15am local time (9.15am Malaysian time) on March 8.
The eyewitnesses claimed that the plane, which was white with red stripes, was travelling southeast towards Addu, the southern tip of the Maldives.
They also reported that they heard the incredibly loud noise that the plane made when it flew over the island.
"I've never seen a jet flying so low over our island before. We've seen seaplanes, but I'm sure that this was not one of those. I could even make out the doors on the plane clearly.
"It's not just me either, several other residents have reported seeing the exact same thing. Some people got out of their houses to see what was causing the tremendous noise too," an eyewitness said.
The plot thickens...